Skip-the-line DDR Museum and Berlin’s Old Town Private Tour

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Discover the peculiarities, stereotypes and cliches of the bygone era of communism in East Germany on a guided tour of the DDR Museum with skip-the-line tickets and private transfers.


  • Take a tour of the DDR Museum with an Expert Guide
  • Experience everyday life in the former socialist East Germany
  • Learn about the atmosphere of the Cold War
  • Discover historic sites in Berlin’s Old Town (in 4 and 5-hour options)
  • Take advantage of private car transfers (in 3 and 5-hour options)


Enjoy a hands-on experience of the history of the German Democratic Republic (German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik). This original tour combines a historic tour of Berlin’s Old Town with a visit to the interactive DDR Museum. Experience the nostalgia of everyday life in the former socialist East Germany! The 2-hour tour includes skip-the-line tickets for an in-depth guided tour of the DDR Museum, so you can bypass the crowds and spend more time exploring the exhibition with your Private Guide. The museum exposes the good, the bad and the ugly of living in GDR through three themed areas: “Public Life”; “State and Ideology” and “Life in a Tower Block”. Its highlights include a recreated tower block apartment with a living room where you can change TV channels, use an original typewriter or try DDR clothes on. There are also surveillance and interrogation rooms where you can imagine what it is like to live under the constant control of the Stasi secret police. Another popular attraction is a simulated drive in an original Trabant P601 car. Your Expert Guide will explain all the objects and installations and share stories about the life of an ordinary citizen in East Germany. Choose the 3-hour option to book a guided tour and a round-trip transfer between your Berlin accommodation and the DDR Museum. We will organize a professional driver and a private car for your pickup and drop-off, so you do not have to worry about using public transport and getting lost. We recommend this solution as there are time slots for visiting the museum. Your private chauffeur will ensure that you arrive at the DDR Museum in time for your guided tour. The 4-hour option includes skip-the-line tickets for a guided tour of the DDR Museum and an introductory walking tour in the Old Town to help you gain a deeper understanding of the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. Begin your journey at the historic Platz der Republik and learn about the huge demonstration against the Berlin blockade in 1948. Admire the majestic Reichstag building and cross from the former West Germany to East Germany through the Brandenburg Gate, which was a symbol of freedom for the citizens of partitioned Berlin. Take a stroll along the historic buildings and monuments of Unter den Linden and also see the Berlin Cathedral and the 1960s Berlin TV Tower (Berliner Fernsehturm). Opt for the 5-hour option to visit the DDR Museum, see highlights of Berlin’s Old Town, and enjoy a private transfer by car. We will take care of every detail to organize a perfect experience from start to finish. Save time and effort with skip-the-line tickets and convenient pickup and drop-off at your Berlin accommodation.


Historical Tour of DDR Museum and Berlin’s Old Town Expert Guide who is fluent in your chosen language Skip-the-line Tickets to the DDR Museum Old Town Tour with a Private Guide (in 4 and 5-hour options) Transfers by private car (in 3 and 5-hour options)

Important Information

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information. Please arrive at the meeting point on time, as there are time slots for entering the museum. Being late may prevent you from joining the tour. The 3 and 5-hour options include an approximately 1-hour transfer time between your accommodation and the meeting point. Please note that the transfer time quoted is for information purposes only and can take longer or shorter depending on the location of your Berlin accommodation. There are separate guides for the museum and Old Town tours.

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